Tuesday, 30 November, 2021
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Tight security on National Mourning Day

A stringent security measures have been clamped down in the capital and elsewhere of the country with deployment of adequate security personnel on the occasion of 41st Martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day tomorrow.

"All the possible security measures have been taken to ensure security in the capital and elsewhere," a spokesman of the Bangladesh Police headquarters told BSS today.

He added: "Earlier, all SPs (superintendent of police) were asked to ensure sharp security vigil at different strategic points, where mourning day porgrammes usually takes place within their respective jurisdictions."

The members of law enforcement agencies including police, anti-crime elite forces, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and different intelligence agencies, both in uniform and plain clothes would remain active to prevent any untoward incident on the day.

The members of law enforcement agencies will beef up security in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

Earlier on Saturday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah said security personnel will beef up security in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

"The government has successfully tackled the militant outfits . . . the law enforcers will remain vigilant and the security measures will be tightened to avert any untoward incidents," he told journalists at Dhanmondi in the capital this morning.

He urged all city dwellers to extend all necessary help and support to the members of the law enforcement agencies on the security issue.

The DMP commissioner placed a set of directives for ensuring security and traffic management in and around No 32 Dhanmondi area, which will be followed from tomorrow.

He said mourners will have to wait around Kalabagan playground until the VIP and VVIP guests pay their tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi starting from 4 am on August 15.

Asaduzzaman said visitors, without any weapons, inflammable substances and bags, have to enter the museum to be checked by the metallic security archway and leave through the opposite way.

As part of security measures, vehicular movement will be restricted from Russel Square and Metro Shopping Mall and no vehicle will be allowed to park between Kalabagan playground and Sobhanbagh mosque on Mirpur road.

Apart from the installation of security check posts, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be installed at different strategic points covering the day's progarmmes, he added

Adequate members of security personnel including plainclothes detectives, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), dog squad and bomb disposal team will ensure security.